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How to keep a CRA mileage log for vehicle expenses

Sep 13, 2019
If you’re self-employed and using your vehicle for business use, are you keeping a mileage log? If you’re audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and you don’t have one, the CRA could reject your claims for motor vehicle expenses. Avoid CRA scrutiny with our tips and tricks on keeping a mileage log.

Tags: Farm Taxes, Small Business Taxes, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, Trades Taxes

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Year-end tax planning for farmers

Aug 23, 2019
When you’re busy with the harvest, or preparing for the upcoming season, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind. But there are year-end tax planning strategies you can use now to help reduce your tax bill.

Tags: Farm Risk Management, Farm Taxes, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation

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Our favourite small business podcast episodes from July 2019

Jul 26, 2019
We list our favourite podcasts from the month that offer inspiration, advice and interesting information for small businesses.

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What you need to know about your Notice of Assessment

Jul 18, 2019
After you file your tax return, you’ll be issued a Notice of Assessment (NOA) from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). We provide some tips on what to look for when you receive your NOA, common reasons for discrepancies between your NOA and tax return and how to handle them.

Tags: Audit Representation, Farm Taxes, Financial Planning, Legal & Compliance, Small Business Taxes, Tax Consultation, Tax Planning , Tax Preparation

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7 simple ways to organize your receipts

Jul 04, 2019
Does the thought of organizing your receipts fill you with dread? We get it. It can seem overwhelming to keep track of your receipts on top of the busy demands of running your own business. But putting in the work now means you’ll save time when it comes to filing your taxes.

Tags: Bookkeeping, , Financial Planning, Small Business Taxes, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation

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Choosing the right business structure

Jun 18, 2019
Choosing the right structure for your business can have implications on taxation, liability, and succession planning.

Tags: Small Business Taxes, Farm Taxes, Legal & Compliance, Tax Planning

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Can you get the Canada Child Benefit if you’re self-employed?

May 29, 2019
The Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment for those with children under the age of 18.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Taxes and the Sharing Economy

May 08, 2019
There are lots of ways Canadians are taking advantage of the sharing economy, maybe without even knowing it.

Tags: Audit Representation, Bookkeeping, Farm Risk Management, Farm Taxes, Tax Planning, Financial Planning, Small Business Taxes, Tax Preparation

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Federal Budget Report 2019

Federal Budget Report 2019

Mar 19, 2019
The 2019 Federal Budget, entitled “Investing in the Middle Class.” First-time homebuyers, farmers and First Nations communities are among the top priorities in Canada's 2019 federal budget.

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How the US Tariff War is Affecting Canada’s Agriculture Industry

How the US Tariff War is Affecting Canada’s Agriculture Industry

Mar 06, 2019
U.S. tariffs on imports have caused negative shifts in the global agricultural supply. As a result, Canadian farmers have become innocent bystanders, hit by China’s retaliatory trade strikes against the United States.

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